The Medina Square

Tour curated by: The Discover Medina Team

Enjoy a walk through history as you enjoy Medina's square.

Locations for Tour

In the early years of Medina's history, government officials conducted legal affairs in homes, churches, or general stores. The need and demand for a county courthouse to handle land deeds, records, and court proceedings arose as the population…

Eli's is a very historical building located on the north side of the square and built in 1904. It was once Pelton's grocery store and after Gunner's pizza. The building itself is owned by the Morning Star Lodge. It rents out Eli's…

During the 19th Century, the American Hotel was a location for stage coach travelers to stop as they traveled on the Wooster Pike between Cleveland and Columbus. There they had lodging and a hot meal. They could also get fresh horses to continue on…

103 West Liberty Street, a building that is an icon for the history of Local Businesses in Medina. This Building has held businesses from grocery stores to bars and currently a coffee shop. This plot of land has even been used by Medina since the…

Walking along Medina's Public Square you will encounter some of the most interesting shops in the county: Dan's Dogs, Whitey's Army Navy, Ormandy's Trains and Toys, Studio Knit, Hershey's Barber Shop, All Fired Up Pottery,…

MEDINA COUNTY has attracted thousands of people since its founding in 1818. Yet, many of them have yet to discover its rich history, a history that centralizes on a location passed by many people every day, the Public Square. Although the square has…

The History of Studio Knit, in Medina,Ohio is as rich as the history of the town itself. The Medina County Public Square has been a major attraction for people for many years. Its amazing history has astounded many with the shops that cover the…

The year after the 1870 fire, 30 Public Square building was reconstructed. The shop on 30 Public Square has had a very suprising past, mainly because it housed numerous different stores, including: a meat market (S.S.Oatman's Meat Market), a…

For many years, the square has existed as the pinnacle of social life in Medina. The busy streets bustle excitedly and the park warmly invites people from all over to take a look at the historic beauty this town has to offer. People can…

The drinking fountain on the town square in Medina, Ohio is more than just a momento to a bygone era, but a long lasting reminder of an everlasting movement. It bears the name of one Reverend Lathrop Cooley, preacher in Cleveland and summer resident…

An orphan, Harrison Grey Blake -- better known as H.G. Blake around the Medina community -- founded the old Phoenix Bank in Medina, Ohio in 1845. Blake initially bought a general store and added an iron cage, or safe, to the back room, thus creating…

Walking through Medina's streets gives the feeling of being taken back in time with the town square, shops, and the small town feeling. The building that catches everyone's eye is the bright red firehouse. At one time, before 1878, Medina…

Many different cities around the Country continue to show and exhibit a town's heritage, Medina, is one of them. The Public Square and the buildings in the historic district surrounding the uptown park were recognized as the cultural and social…

In 1856, it snowed so much that it resulted in 100 days of sledding. Bostwick was a very memorable leader in Medina due to his ability to have everyone gather together for something in the community. This happening has carried on ever since. Events…